UNODC to impart training on Punjab Police
January 12, 2023 08:13 PM
Punjab Inspector General of Police Aamir Zulfiqar Khan has said that the elimination of incidents of violence, harassment and abuse of women and children is among the top priorities of Punjab Police and effective use of modern technology is being ensured along with professionalism to investigate such crimes is being ensured.
He expressed these views while meeting the delegation of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) at the Central Police Office. The 8-member delegation headed by Country Head Jeremy Milsom also included the personalities of the Royal Embassy of Norway.
During the meeting, the delegation told about the training of staff posted in the Women and Juvenile Facilitation Center Gujranwala. It was agreed to continue joint projects regarding capacity building.
Punjab IGP said that the establishment of the Women and Juvenile Facilitation Center in Gujranwala with the support of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is commendable, which will help in the prevention and effective investigation of gender and child-related crimes.
IG Punjab directed to start work for the establishment of Women and Juvenile Facilitation Centers in Lahore and Rawalpindi. He said that specially trained and expert women and officials have been posted for investigation of gender-based and children abuse cases in the Women and Juvenile Facilitation Center of Gujranwala.
Moreover, modern facilities, legal assistance, psychosocial support and other facilities have also been provided for investigation. Punjab IGP said that the training modules are being upgraded to increase the efficiency of police investigation officers, while modern skills and the use of scientific methods are being ensured for the effective investigation of crimes related to women and children.
Jeremy Milsom, Head of the UNODC delegation while talking to IG Punjab, said that UNODC and will impart modern investigative skills to Investigating Officers and Punjab Police Master Trainers.
Likewise, capacity-building investigation officers shall also be increased by imparting modern training with respect of Narcotics Control under E-Learning.